Hello, I regret to inform everyone that there will be a delay with volume 2 of Orange Crows. The estimated release date is early December, and I'll have a more concrete date once I am closer to receiving the books from the printers. After the submission of the book there were some major complications arose with the files, and I did not want to comment until I had some concrete information to share with you all. Long story short, I had to learn a new program as fast as I could in order to deal with this issue and rework all of the pages of the book.
I am seriously considering doing a tutorial when this is all said and done to help aspiring mangaka who are going into print to avoid a lot of the hassles I had to face. There are certainly benefits to working with a company. They already know what to do, and their book designers can take care of a lot of issues for you. If you are self publishing then you are, of course, completely on your own and have to figure things out yourself.I certainly don't regret self publishing, but it certainly comes with it's share of challenges.
Sorry it won't make it in time for Halloween. I'm just as upset as you all are, if not more. I've spent more than a year of hard work on this book and thought I would finally be able to release it and have a nice rest and enjoy seeing your responses. But instead of resting, I've had try to rework 216 pages in 30 days, and I've still got a few more sleepless nights before the files are done.
I am also contacting the Kickstarters and pre-orderers. If are either one of these and you have not received a message by the end of Friday, please let me know by e-mailing me at email@example.com.
Thank you for your support so far. If volume 2 does well and I can move onto volume 3, it will be better, faster, and stronger now that I have learned from traveling this rocky road and overcome this final hurdle of self publishing.
The hard-boiled,soft-shelled artist and writer known as James Perry II aka gustredcloude. When he's not lounging around with the Strawhats he is building blocks to escape his nightmares or busy strengthening social links in order to boost his Persona's levels!